Letter – William Millington to Hugh Massey – 9 Mar 1710

Document Type: Letter
Date: 9 Mar 1710
Correspondent: William Millington
Recipient: Hugh Massey
Archive Source: NRO ZBL 189
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D[ea]r Countryman               						March 3rd  1709/10

      Sr Edward Blacket of late has turned of[f] three or four Coachmen, and had one Recommended to him about a week ago which he likes very well, he gives his Service to you and bid me Acqt you that if he was not provided he would sooner take one of your Recommendation than from any other.

      We have a report here that you would rather take a house in the heart of the Town than than where you now live and that you may have Ald. Moyesleys house for a little or less Rent, and if you could dispose of yr own house for the time you took it, you would take the Aldermans, if this be so I believe I can help you to one that will take yr chrge of[f] yr hand during yr Lease, the Weather I hope in a little time will be so good as to Encourage you to come to St Mungus Well, where I am sure you’ll Receive much benefit, They frequently go in in Winter and one of this family went in at February, & Rec’d benefit by it, Sr Edward hopes you’ll be so kind as to come to Newby and divert yr Selfe, & may go every morning to the Well each <week> and Return at Night   I am Sir 

      yr faithfull humble Servt Willm Millington

Mr Hugh Massey Attorney at Law at his house in Castlegate  Yorke
Wm Millington was apparently a clerk to Sir Edward. ‘St Mungus Well’ is known today as St.Mungo’s Well at Copgrove south-west of Boroughbridge.

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